19 days in Washington DC & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

19 days in Washington DC & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

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Washington DC
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Shenandoah National Park
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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Madam's Organ Blues Bar has been added to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Air and Space Museum and U.S. Naval Academy. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Catoctin Creek Distillery (in Purcellville), Gettysburg (Eisenhower National Historic Site, Gettysburg National Cemetery, &more) and Echo Consignments and Antiques (in Frederick). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, appreciate the extensive heritage of Antietam National Battlefield, step into the grandiose world of Smithsonian Institution Building, and contemplate the long history of James Madison's Montpelier.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner.

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major aiports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Joint Base Andrews. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Museum of the Marine Corps

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Your day by day itinerary now includes WILD GUYde Adventures. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): scramble along the landscape with WILD GUYde Adventures, then see the interesting displays at Cooter's in Luray, and then hike along Limberlost Trail. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness the site of a historic battle at New Market State Historical Park, then learn about winemaking at Little Washington Winery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper Fox Distillery, and finally do a tasting at DuCard Vineyards.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Shenandoah National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Washington DC to Shenandoah National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Shenandoah National Park, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Outdoors · Adventure · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Limberlost Trail ©
Limberlost Trail
DuCard Vineyards ©
DuCard Vineyards
Little Washington Winery ©
Little Washington Winery

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